Vancouver Foodster Grilled Cheese Challenge

Welcome to the 2nd Vancouver Foodster Grilled Cheese Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their grilled cheese creations into this challenge. Each restaurant and food truck will be featuring their Grilled Cheese creations on their menu from February 24 – March 19, 2017.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the grilled cheese creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best grilled cheese creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #GrilledCheeseYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite grilled cheese creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more to share and taste the different grilled cheese creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites.

Here are the 5 Grilled Cheese creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

La Grotta Del Formaggio

The Eye of the Tiger Grrrrilled Cheese

The Eye of the Tiger Grrrrilled Cheese

Price:  $7.95

Created by: Sandra Raines

Description:  Canadian Cheddar, Parmigiano Grana Padano, Blue Cheese sauce, Balsamic roasted Gala Apples, sweet caramelised onions, and toasted chopped walnuts between two slices of Country Marbled Rye, grilled with garlic butter.

Offered: during business hours at both La Grotta Del Formaggio and The Drive Coffee Bar (until sold out of daily batches).

La Grotta Del Formaggio

1791 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 255-3911


Twitter: @LaGrottaDelForm

Instagram: @lagrottadelform


Same creation is also available at:

The Drive Coffee Bar

1670 Commercial Drive, Vancouver


Twitter: @TheDriveCoffee

Instagram: @thedrivecoffeebar

Offered: Every day after 9AM,


Cheeses Crust Food Truck



Price: $15

Created by Cheeses Crust (aka Larry Jordan)

Description: Grilled Cheeses Crust Sandwich, triple layered with Canadian AAA Steak, Bacon, 3 Cheese blend of cheddar, jack and mozzarella, grilled onions and sweet red peppers melted deliciously with diced jalapenos on sour dough bread.

Offered all the time.  Lunch time and festival favourite.

We are at Broadway Tech Centre on Renfrew on Friday and Kit and Ace on Tuesday and will be at Celtic Festival on Robson for St. Pattys day weekend.

Cheeses Crust Food Truck

check for daily locations 

Tel: n/a


Twitter: @_cheesescrust

Instagram: n/a


West Village Cafe

The Village Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Village Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Price: $7.99

Created by: Paul Bhangoo and Tim Cuff

The Village Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Melted Cheddar & Swiss Cheese, Sweet Garlic, Fresh Basil & Black Pepper on Grilled Sour Dough

Offered: Daily, all the time.

West Village Cafe

#160 – 5620 152nd Street, Surrey

Tel: (604) 372-2083


Twitter: n/a

Instagram: @west_village_cafe_


Dunn’s Famous

All Beef Hot Dog Grilled Cheese

All Beef Hot Dog Grilled Cheese

Price- $10

Created by: Yonathan Delgado

Description: White bread, 1/4 lb sliced hot dog, caramelize onions and cheddar cheese.

Offered: All day, everyday

Dunns Famous

827 Seymour Street,Vancouver

Tel: 604-682-8938


Twitter: @DunnsFamousBC


Melt City Grilled Cheese

so Gouda

so Gouda

Price: $8

Description: The “so Gouda” combines caramelized apples, smoked bacon and melted Gouda. Yum. Served on fresh sourdough and topped with our Brinjal pickle spread.

Created by: Chefs : Yasmin Ghaffari and Elizabeth Carr

Offered: all the time

Melt City Grilled Cheese

Check for daily locations 

Tel: n/a


Twitter: @MeltCitygc

Instagram: @meltcity


Make sure you pick up one of the Grilled Cheese Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants. Remember to Vote here for your favourites daily

Our Media judges for this challenge are:


Jay Minter

Writer of food and the arts for On The List, Vancouver Presents and other publications.

Twitter: @jminter



Ed Lau

Writer and Photographer for Eds Eats and Vancity Buzz.

Twitter: @edlau


Hanson Do

Blogger at Nosh and Nibble

Twitter: @hansondee

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